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DJ Spotlight: Charles Browne NYC

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NYC deejay, Charles Browne is set to spin at DJ For A Cure X PUMA’s second event this Thursday, June 26 at No.8. Check out the Q&A below to get to know him!

 

  • How/ Why did you get involved with DJ4C?

(CB) My friend DJ Quiana Parks told me about the event DJ4C and about the cause and I told her I wanted to get involved anyway that I could help.

  • How has the organization impacted you personally? 

(CB) Personally, it brings me joy to be able to use my talents to help such an amazing cause.

  • How did you start DJing?

(CB) I started DJing when I was 12 years old with my parents old record player and a cassette deck doing little mixes for my friends and family

  • How would you describe your mixing style?

(CB) Top 40s meets world. I like to blend hits with records you may not hear normally in the clubs or on the radio

  • What is some of the music you are loving as of late? 

(CB) I’m starting to fall back in love with RnB. I really like John Legends new project. There is also an RnB singer from Harlem named Jarred Scott who has some summer-time heat

  • What are some of your favorite music artists? 

(CB) Thats a tough one because I love all styles of music, but Marvin Gaye Miles Davis and Tupac all have a song for any mood that I may be in. So those 3 guys.

  • What are some of the projects you have been working on as of late? 

(CB) Working on runway music for SS15 fashion week. I’m also opening a pop-up mens boutique  in upstate NY that is launching in Fall of 2014.

Click the link below to listen to some of Charles’ latest work, it’s dope!

https://soundcloud.com/charles-browne-nyc/fashion-killer

 

 


Upcoming DJ 4 A Cure Event

This Thursday it’s going down at No. 8 in NYC. DJ For a Cure and PUMA are teaming up again for their second DJ4C event in the city.

An old-fashioned game night will be taking place, so if you’re competitive come out and you’ll get the chance to win some amazing prizes some of which are from KRINKnyc!

 Austin Millz will be spinning along with Charles Browne. Chef Roble and the lovely DJ KISS will be the hosting for the night so you won’t want to miss that. DJ Quiana Parks plans on auctioning off one of her oil painting as a donation for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. So come out and support the DJ4C movement this Thursday, see you there!    Image


DJ 4 A Cure: Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Mission’

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Hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco validates his title as the socially conscious rapper with his new single ‘Mission’ that just came out last month.‘Mission’ is his first single off of his upcoming album Tetsuo & Youth, the song highlights the battle many people have had with cancer.The song begins with short, powerful testimonials from those affected by cancer, as the song progresses we hear Lupe’s powerful hook…

                  “If I has a dollar for every time they counted me out

                  And my back was up against the wall

                  I could have died but I came out fighting.”

He surely aims to uplift and empower his listeners, especially those who have dealt with any form of cancer. As the song flows his awe-inspiring words make you want to go out and kick cancer’s ass. Just like DJ for a Cure Lupe Fiasco uses his art as a tool to reach the masses to advocate for cancer research and to simply spread hope. Lupe Fiasco has partnered with the nonprofit organization Stand Up to Cancer and continues to prove himself as an advocate junqui. Check out the song!


DJ 4 A Cure: Flipping Facts 2 Fiction

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Approximately every 3 minutes one person in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer and approximately every 10 minutes someone in the US dies from a blood cancer.

Facts like these are the reason the DJ for a Cure movement began; the organization is comprised of a group of deejays, visual artists, musicians, advocates, and the dopest  cancer survivor, DJ Quiana Parks. They all came together with the sole purpose of raising awareness to fight blood cancers by using their creativity.

As you can tell DJ for a Cure is heavily rooted in the arts and all of you supporters may not be as artsy as you’d like, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help flip these cancer facts to fiction by helping to make a change. There are dozens of ways to help change the devastating statistics. Go check out djforacure.com to see how you can get involved.

Whether it’s donating a few bucks, attending the next DJ4C event, or joining the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk we are all capable of flipping the script on these facts and fighting for a cure.

Before you know it you’ll become the next ‘advocate junqui‘!

*Information provided by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Facts of Spring 2014.

Continue to check thejunqui for more DJ 4 A Cure posts!

 

 

 


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SNAPSHOT: HELP A SISTA OUT

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LIFESTYLE: DJ FOR A CURE [RECAP]

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Wednesday night I joined forces with renowned lifestyle brand PUMA to host the First Annual DJ For A Cure Art & Mix Show! Over 200 of New York’s key influences and tastemakers gathered at Mister H to raise over $5,000 dollars for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The room was filled with industry creatives such as Ty Hunter (Beyonce’s wardrobe stylist), Luke James (Grammy Nominated Recording Artist), Chef Roble (Bravo TV Reality Star), Shaun Ross (Model) and DJ D-Nice, Legendary Damon (Stylist) and more.

It was AH-May-ZING! I am an 8 year cancer survivor so for me this event hit close to home. It meant a lot to me to have all of my friends and family come out to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!

Special Thanks to all of those who helped! -@quianaparks

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FASHION: PHINEY PET

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Last night as I came across Phiney Pet and Boy Oh Boy am I in love!!! Phiney Pet soaks up nostalgia, graphic art influences and cut’n’paste culture – feeding it out the other side with fabulously unpretentious, astutely observed exuberance.

I’ve always wanted to wear doughnuts while eating ice cream. Just eating them is not enough.

My eyes get happy-drunk looking at this collection and I’m in good company too, Topshop has brought the technicolor brains behind this London label into their trendy embrace.

Can you say Obessed??? WTF and OMG!!!! Check out more on the next page sucka!

– @quianaparks

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LIFESTYLE: BABY IMA STAR

So last week I DJ’d at DJ Kiss and DJ M.O.S.’ Baby Ima Star party along with my homeslice DJ Juss and the legendary DJ D-Nice. Yup! And we killed it! Rotimi and DJ Charles Browne also know as Lord of the Fly celebrated their birthdays. Imagine, All of your friends, champagne, music that made you twerk, two-step, hell even vogue if you wanted to,  along with birthday cake all in one night. Ummm…can you say AH-MAY-ZING! I didn’t wear the outfit I had picked out but I did wear a really tight black dress from my sister’s closet. I’m so addicted to black its Ridic’! I felt like Posh in the Spice World movie…

Posh: It’s always the same. I never know what to wear.

Sporty: It must be so hard for you, Victoria. I mean, having to decide whether to wear the little Gucci dress, the little Gucci dress, or… the little Gucci dress!

Posh: Exactly.

Baby: I know, why don’t you wear the little Gucci dress?

Posh: Good idea. Thanks, Em.

Here’s was my night in photos, just in case you needed some adventure.

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P.S. I always look pie-eyed when I am completely sober. I had only two glasses of champagne and 3 shots for goodness’ sake.


MUSIC: An ARTPOP Film Starring Lady Gaga


FASHION: What Will I Wear to “Baby Ima Star”?!!

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With Thanksgiving around the corner, I am slowly transitioning from my fall clothes into your comfy winter sweaters and boots. And with that, now I am thinking about what to wear to the “Baby Ima Star”  party I’m DJing at on Thanksgiving Eve: dress or pants? Boots or heels? Go casual or formal? Ugh.  I will be spinning along side of DJ M.O.S. and DJ Kiss with guest DJ’s DJ D-Nice and DJ Juss.

I spin at the “Baby Ima Star” party every week, but this week is special. A lot of my friends and family are coming from out of town for the holiday. I really want to look my best! What should I wear JUNQUIs! Help ME! Hit me up on my Instagram (@quianaparks)  and let me know what your pick is!

Also Come Party with Us! Here is the invite! Hope to see you there ;)!

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MUSIC: B. HOWARD “B. Howard | I DO IT”

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This talented Son-of-a-Gun has done it once again! On his new single, “I Do It”  B. Howard is smooth as white wine, with splendid vocals on a mid-tempo production that best illustrates his bridge between the old and new school. Oh and did I mention I have the song on #repeat?! I guess he really does “Do it”…get it? [inserts shameless giggle here]